Former American President Donald Trump plans to use his speech in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC, for its acronym in English) as a “show of force“, And could be advertised as the”presumed candidate”Of the Republicans for the next elections, reported Monday Axios.
An advisor to the former president told the media that Trump thinks to show that he still has control and influence at Republican Party, despite the fact that he was excluded from platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, during the conservatives meeting next Sunday.
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“I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I’m still in charge,” said the adviser, referring to the message that Trump plans to broadcast in the CPAC.
Trump he also wants to project the image that he is the “presumed nominee” of Republican Party for the presidential elections of 2024, and insist that he is the most popular and who has the most power among the party base. The former president could eventually drop out of the race, Trump advisers said, but he believes the announcement will attract attention.
“Trump is effectively the Republican Party,” he said. Jason miller, another advisor to the ex-president, in statements to Axios. “When they attack President Trump, they are attacking the Republican base.”
Last Saturday, Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will speak at CPAC on Sunday, February 28, in what will be his first public appearance since leaving the White House on January 20.
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The event, which was moved from Maryland to Florida to avoid strict measures imposed by the pandemic, will feature a host of former officials from the previous administration and other Trump allies, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.